21 Things to Do Around the Big Island, Hawaii | Two residents share their favorite things to do



Here are our favorite things to do in Big Island, Hawaii in 2022. This is your guided tour of what the Island of Hawaii has to offer and the best things to do for your Hawaii vacation! See our itinerary for more details and more places to visit.

There is so much to do on Hawaii. We debated long and hard to make this list of our favorite things to do on Hawaii. Jump in the car with us as we show you all the Big Island has to offer for your Hawaii vacation.

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Here are our Big Island tour recommendations: We recommend these tested and vetted Hawaiian Islands tours. To support our channel, we earn a small commission at no cost to you when you book using our links. Mahalo!
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Pono Pledge: Know the Pono Pledge before you arrive on the island

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Manta Ray Night Snorkel Tour near Kailua-Kona:

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Manta Village

7 Tips for Snorkeling with Manta Rays (article):

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling Guide: What to Expect (a thrill)

9 Best Big Island Farm Tours (article):

The 9 Best Big Island Farm Tours You Won’t Want to Miss

Kohala Waterfall Swim & Hike Tour

Kohala Waterfall Swim and Hike

Umauma Falls Zipline Tour (see our website for more Umauma tours)

9-Line Zipline Course with The Umauma Experience

USGS Kilauea Eruption Status:
https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/volcano-updates#:~:text=Activity%20Summary%3A%20The%20summit%20eruption,or%20in%20either%20rift%20zone

Best Kilauea viewing location:
https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/eruption-viewing.htm#:~:text=Walking%20distance%3A%20From%20K%C4%ABlauea%20Visitor,lower%20cavity%20of%20the%20crater

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What to Pack for Your Hawaii Vacation (2022)

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